Category Archives: Public Safety

Sheriff: Offenders Treat Prison As ‘Revolving Door’

By Jorge Quiquivix Delta Digital News Service MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – One of the main problems in Arkansas’ judicial system is prison overcrowding. While many work to fix the issue, an Arkansas sheriff explained who is reaping the benefits of this situation. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery said repeat offenders take advantage of the efforts to decrease the prison population.

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Bus Drivers Keep Students Safe

by Austin Hayslip Courtesy of A-State Department of Media JONESBORO — “It’s a challenge. It’s a big challenge driving a school bus,” school bus driver Barney Totten said. The most precious cargo you could ever transport. Fifty anxious kids sitting on the bus with their friends, waiting for their stop; the bus driver with one mission on his mind —

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Bicyclist Voices Safety Concerns

by Kirsten May Courtesy of A-State Department of Media There are a growing number of cyclists in Jonesboro, but there are still no roads with designated bike lanes in the city and some cyclists feel there are not many safe places to ride. ASU TV’s Kirsten May looked into what is being done in Jonesboro to make it more bike-friendly. JONESBORO,

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Community, Police Join Forces

by Kirsten May Courtesy of A-State Department of Media Across the nation, tensions continue to rise between law enforcement and community members. Officers in Jonesboro hope to avoid those situations by strengthening relationships with citizens. ASUTV News’ Kirsten May attended an event to bring them together and has more details about what people thought of it. JONESBORO, Ark. — The

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System Helps Sexual Assault Victims

by Kirsten May Courtesy of A-State Department of Media A person is sexually assaulted every two minutes in the United States, which means an average of 288,820 victims face rape or sexual assault. A sexual assault occurred on Arkansas State’s main campus earlier this month. ASU TV News’s Kirsten May investigates how a sexual assault affects mental health. JONESBORO, Ark.

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Stop When the School Bus Stops

JONESBORO, Ark. – Every day thousands of area school children board school buses. However, many drivers do not stop when the school bus stops. Jonesboro Police Department’s public information officer Paul Holmes said the city issued 23 citations in the past 12 months to drivers caught passing stopped school buses. He said the penalties often shock drivers. According to Arkansas

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